The Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring TD has announced that Tisrara Community Centre is one of a number of projects nationwide to receive funding under the Targeted Community Infrastructure Needs measure of the CLÁR programme.
€36,000 has been allocated to Tisrara Community Centre to facilitate the refurbishment of the kitchen and training room. Overall €768,000 has been allocated to community projects in 12 Counties in this initial phase.
The CLÁR programme is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and forms part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development.
The funding announced by Minister Ring comes from the allocation of €5 million made available under CLÁR this year. The Minister will announce further allocations under the CLÁR programme shortly.
In welcoming the news Minister Denis Naughten said
“This funding is the first step in enhancing training opportunities for the surrounding area and will be complemented by the delivery of high speed broadband to Four Roads in the next 83 weeks”.
“Community centres such as the one in Tisrara play an important role in local communities and the delivery of high speed broadband to facilities such as this will allow increased training opportunities as well as other services to be rolled out.”
Senator Frank Feighan said
“This funding is great news for the whole community who use Tisrara Community Centre as a facility for many different activities. Centres such as the Tisrara one are at the heart of communities and provide so much social value.”
“This funding provides support for the renovation and upgrade of community infrastructure in many rural areas all over Ireland” he added.